smoked elote on a plate - grilled corn on the cob covered with mayo, cheese, and hot sauce

Smoked Elotes - Grilled Corn with Mayonnaise, Cotija Cheese, and Tajin Seasoning

Looking for an easy and delicious way to enjoy corn on the cob? Look no further than this Smoked Elote recipe! This dish is simple to make and sure to please everyone at your next barbecue or football party. Just follow the steps below and you'll be enjoying a plate of elotes in no time. Don't forget the hot sauce - it's the perfect finishing touch!


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  • Heat smoker to 350ºF.
  • Pull the outer husks down the ear to the base. Take away the silk from each ear of corn by hand. Fold husks back into place 
  • Put the ears of corn in a large bowl of cold water with 1 tablespoon of salt. Let sit for 10 minutes.
  • Remove the corn from the water and shake the water off. 
  • Put the corn on the grill for 15 to 20 minutes. Turn it every 5 minutes or so. The kernels will be soft and juicy when poked with a fork. 
  • Peel the husk back and smother the corn in mayo. Then roll the corn into crumbled cotija cheese to cover it. 
  • Sprinkle the outside with Tajin seasoning
  • Serve each cob with Very Muy Rico hot sauce and a lime wedge.

We used the Pit Boss Pellet Smoker grill set to 350 and it turned out amazing!

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